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September 26, 2018

Noontime Faculty Forum: Veronique Plesch

9/26/18 12:00 pm to 9/26/18 1:00 pm
Wormser Room in Miller Library

Please join us at noon this Wednesday, September 26, for the Noontime Faculty Forum. Sponsored by the Dean of Faculty’s Office and hosted by the Wormser Room in Miller Library. Professor of Art, Veronique Plesch, will talk on “Peter’s Three Tears: Compunction and Penance in a Fifteenth-Century Fresco Cycle.” Bring your lunch. Beverages and cookies  More

Posted September 24 at 11:14 am
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Phone 2078595630
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September 27, 2018

Philosophy Colloquium: “Good kid m.A.A.d city: Kendrick Lamar’s Autoethnographic Method”

Lovejoy 215
Philosophy Colloquium: “Good kid m.A.A.d city: Kendrick Lamar’s Autoethnographic Method”

Professor James Haile (University of Rhode Island) will discuss method, race, and philosophy. In characterizing his second studio album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, as a “short film” Kendrick Lamar offers something of a public declaration: We, the listening audience, are not hearing another hip-hop album, just another “autobiography” or slice of one person’s life, but,  More

Posted September 17 at 10:03 am
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Posted By Jill Gordon

September 28, 2018

Psychology Colloqium: Positive Ootcomes from Adversity

9/28/18 3:00 pm
Davis 301
Psychology Colloqium:  Positive Ootcomes from Adversity

Come learn about positive outcomes from adversity. Eranda Jayawickreme, a social and personality psychologist of Wake Forest University, will present his work on personality in his talk titled “Does Adversity Have An Upside? Examining Positive Personality Challenge Following Adversity.” Friday September 28, 3 pm, Davis 301. For more information about the series, see http://www.colby.edu/psych/colloquium-series/

Posted September 24 at 1:16 pm
Contact Martha Arterberry
Phone x5553
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October 3, 2018

Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico

10/3/18 4:00 pm
Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico

Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico By Jason De León, MMV artist and Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan Since 2015 I have been involved in an analog photoethnographic project focused on documenting the daily lives of Honduran smugglers who profit from transporting undocumented migrants  More

Posted September 18 at 12:40 pm
Contact Julia Bruno
Phone x5300
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Posted By Julia Bruno

October 9, 2018

ES Evening Lecture Series: “Trespassing across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and sort of Illegal) Hike along the Keystone XL Pipeline” with Ken Ilgunas

10/9/18 7:00 pm
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ES Evening Lecture Series: “Trespassing across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and sort of Illegal) Hike along the Keystone XL Pipeline” with Ken Ilgunas

Ken Ilgunas walked nearly 2,000 miles across North America, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline, from Hardisty, Alberta, to the Gulf Coast of Texas. On his journey Ken encountered stampedes of cows, charging moose, and climate change deniers. Come learn about Ken’s adventure, the world’s first modern journey across private property, on  More

Posted August 27 at 9:45 am
Contact Leslie Lima
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Posted By Leslie Lima

October 23, 2018

Dr. Jon Foley – “PlanetVision: A Global Plan to Build a Better, More Sustainable Future” with Jon Foley

10/23/18 7:00 pm
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Dr. Jon Foley – “PlanetVision: A Global Plan to Build a Better, More Sustainable Future” with Jon Foley

Dr. Jon Foley, Inaugural F. Russell Cole Distinguished Lecturer in Environmental Studies Climate change… Extreme weather events… Tropical deforestation… Worldwide overfishing… Plastics in the ocean… Collapsing water supplies… Emerging threats to our health, economy, and security… The news on the global environmental front is grim. But what if there was a practical plan, based on  More

Posted August 27 at 10:03 am
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Posted By Leslie Lima

November 27, 2018

ES Evening Lecture Series: “Flips, locks and feedbacks: The lasting effects of fisheries on Maine’s kelp forest ecosystem” with Professor Bob Steneck

11/27/18 7:00 pm
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ES Evening Lecture Series: “Flips, locks and feedbacks: The lasting effects of fisheries on Maine’s kelp forest ecosystem” with Professor Bob Steneck

Professor Robert Steneck, Ph.D. School of Maine Sciences, UMO Ecosystems can “flip” and, as a result of reinforcing feedback mechanisms, “lock” into alternative stable states. We studied this process in a kelp-forest ecosystem in Maine, USA, for nearly four decades and found two stable states: one dominated by green sea urchins and crustose coralline algae  More

Posted August 27 at 11:07 am
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Posted By Leslie Lima